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Library Policies & Procedures: Library Science

Policies and procedures governing the SAC Library.

Collection Development: Library Science

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

 

Tina Petimezas                          4/19/2013

 

LIBRARY SCIENCE

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

 

            To support the Library Science curriculum, materials will be acquired to keep the collection current on new theories and techniques in the field of library science.

 

SCOPE OF COVERAGE

 

Language:  English will be the primary language of the collection, unless there is a special request from a student or faculty for materials in another language, especially Spanish language material.

Geography:  United States publications are emphasized, with some world [subject] materials purchased.

Chronology:  Emphasis is placed on the purchase of materials published within the last five years, except in areas covering the history of the subject.

 

MATERIAL TYPES

 

            All formats may be considered for purchase.  Serials are heavily relied upon for current material.  Textbooks provide background information.  Audiovisual materials will be reviewed for selective additions.  CD-ROMs and DVDs are generally added when accompanying print material, but may be purchased separately when available.

 

SELECTION TOOLS

 

            Materials will be identified through recommendations in or from:

 

            Faculty and student recommendations

            Choice

            Library journal

            Booklist

            Publisher’s Discoverys and flyers

            Ref. Z1035.1.G89 1996.  Guide to reference books.

            Ref. Z1039.C65 B67.  Books for college libraries.

            Ref. Z1035.1.W33.  Walford’s guide to reference materials.

Ref. Z1035.1 R438 2001.  Recommended reference books for small and medium-sized libraries and media centers.

 

 

 

 

RETENTION POLICY:

 

            All superseded editions will be removed from the shelves unless a librarian considers that the material contains historic value or consumer interest.  Some of these materials may be sent to circulating stacks.

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